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Submitted by K. Preston (United States), Jul 28, 2014 at 06:08

Is that similar to the difference between Judaism and Zionism? Or, how about Christianity and Christian domination? I think you are saying it would be better without "ism's".

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No, there is no Jewish or Christian parallel to Islamism. If you want a parallel, look to fascism and communism.

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